Favorite Sports Movies

  • MuscleUp

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    May 11, 2008 1:16 PM GMT
    Favorites
    Friday Night Lights
    Rudy
    Hoop Dreams
    A League of Their Own
    Rookie of the Year
    Million Dollar Baby

    Overrated
    Remember the Titans
    Hoosiers
    Jerry Maguire
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    May 11, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
    The Mighty Ducks (Part 1)
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    May 11, 2008 5:53 PM GMT
    BLASPHEMER!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hoosiers is my favorite sports movie. Having grown up in rural Indiana, the movie really captured the way basketball is the center of the universe in the small towns and farm areas. I still get choked up at the scene where Ollie sinks the winning (underhanded) free throw to win the game. In fact, most of the teams that Hickory plays in the game sequences are real towns in the same area I grew up.
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    May 11, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    My Favorites:

    A League of Their Own
    Remember the Titans
    Mighty Ducks
    Miracle
    The Rookie
    We Are Marshall
    Kirate Kid
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    May 11, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    Tin Cup.
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    May 11, 2008 6:29 PM GMT
    She's the man icon_twisted.gif


    and Ladybugs
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    May 11, 2008 7:33 PM GMT
    The Mighty Ducks
    Remember the Titans
    Rudy
    Hoosiers

    Sports movies are my equivalent to chick flicks; I cry every time.
  • MuscleUp

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    May 11, 2008 7:56 PM GMT
    We Are Marshall is pretty much one big cry fest.
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    May 11, 2008 8:02 PM GMT
    BostonBryan saidWe Are Marshall is pretty much one big cry fest.


    Didn't see that one yet. I'll have to check it out.
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    May 11, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
    My favorite sports movie is also the worst sports movie.

    Over the Top. With Sylvester Stallone in which he is a trucker and a deadbeat dad who must win back his sons love... with arm wrestling! For a lesson on how to act with only your eye brows, watch the last match of the movie

  • HotCoach

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    May 11, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    Showing my age here but:

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner with Tom Courtney

    This Sporting Life with Richard Harris. Male frontal nudity in the 60s.

    and more up to date:

    Remember the Titans only because "Sunshine" was so hot!

    Downhill Racer with Robert Redford in his prime!

    May have more later.

    Coach
  • MuscleUp

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    May 13, 2008 1:38 AM GMT
    Remember the Titans was too textbook and cliche. I think it should have been darker but it was a Disney film.

    Not sure spelling is a sport, but Spellbound was pretty amusing.

    And obviously Unnecessary Roughness.
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    May 13, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    BostonBryan saidRemember the Titans was too textbook and cliche. I think it should have been darker but it was a Disney film.


    It was based on actual events though, so you'd expect it to be textbook really. It's not like they can throw in a surprise ending or something. However, I think the writing and acting are still top notch in the film. It's one of my favorite sports movies actually.

    Like some others have said, I really liked A League of Their Own, She's the Man, We Are Marshall, Miracle and Glory Road to name a few. I'm actually a big fan of sports movies for some reason.
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    May 13, 2008 1:55 AM GMT
    The Water Boy!
  • irishkcguy

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    May 13, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    Boston: You are dead on right about Remember the Titans -- it's based on a true story and yet not one believable thing happens in the entire movie. The worst part is Will Patton's daughter, the 8 year old girl with the preternatural knowledge of football.

    Friday Night Lights is an even better TV series and the book is just brilliant.

    Innerathlete: I think Tin Cup is a great sports film, it's totally true to its character and offers a really cool "big game" finale that totally subverts the cliches of sports movies.

    Raging Bull is probably the best sports film ever.

  • shoelessj

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    May 13, 2008 5:37 AM GMT
    Raging Bull
    Brian's Song (regularly turns up as one of the few movies that can make any man cry)
    Bang the Drum Slowly
    Pride of the Yankees (yeah, i like the sad stories)
    Slapshot
    Eight Men Out (can you tell i'm from chicago?)
    Rocky IV (At that time in my life i thought Dolph Lundgren was the epitome of hot)
    Fear Strikes Out (the Jimmy Piersall story, starring Anthony Perkins)

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    May 13, 2008 6:51 AM GMT
    HAHA, "Over the Top"...what a GREAT movie. Winning back your son in an arm wrestling match. Classic.

    Others.

    8 Seconds
    A League of Their Own
    Shaolin Soccer
    Bring it On (All of them)
    Stick It
  • MuscleUp

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    May 13, 2008 9:09 PM GMT
    irishkcguy saidBoston: You are dead on right about Remember the Titans -- it's based on a true story and yet not one believable thing happens in the entire movie. The worst part is Will Patton's daughter, the 8 year old girl with the preternatural knowledge of football.

    Friday Night Lights is an even better TV series and the book is just brilliant.



    Yes, the little girl ruins the entire movie.

    Friday Night Lights is a better TV series, but the second season was a little bit of a downer. Because of an actual timeline they need to constantly introduce new players as the years go by.
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    May 13, 2008 9:51 PM GMT
    In HS my swim team used to watch 8 seconds before big meets. Cowboy up!

    What about Vision Quest?
  • MattyC0709

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    May 13, 2008 9:58 PM GMT
    Benchwarmers was funny too... icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    May 13, 2008 9:58 PM GMT
    Rudy
    Remember the Titans
    Sandlot
    (not really a sports movie...but baseball was a major theme)
    Friday Night Lights
    Ali
    The Bad News Bears Go to Japan
    Caddyshack
    (hahahahaha...serious comedy)
    Any Given Sunday
    A League of Their Own
    (yeah...somewhat of a sporty chick flick...but still good)
    Karate Kid (kind of corny...but you all can't deny that you probably quoted Mr. Miagi at some time or another)
    White Men Can't Jump
    The Hurricane
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    May 13, 2008 10:02 PM GMT
    Remember the Titans
    A League of Their Own
    Radio
    We Are Marshall
    Waterboy
    Ladybugs
    Rookie of the Year
    Invincible
    Gridiron Gang

    List could go on and on.
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    May 13, 2008 10:05 PM GMT
    BostonBryan saidFriday Night Lights is a better TV series, but the second season was a little bit of a downer. Because of an actual timeline they need to constantly introduce new players as the years go by.


    Yeah, I was just talking about this with a client of mine - FNL really needs a rotating cast a la "ER" to work. At this point, it's getting ridiculous how many of the main characters have mysteriously been juniors for three years. The second season blew compared to the perfect first season but I'm hoping the new deal with DirecTV for a 13-episode third season will bring it back into prime shape.
  • ShawnTX

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    May 13, 2008 10:05 PM GMT
    The one sporty_g posted of the Australian rugby team. icon_biggrin.gif